Riding on Rails

I’ve decided to spend less of my free time on blogging and more on learning new things. I had planned to change this site to run on WordPress, but have decided instead to learn Ruby on Rails. From what I can see it is (in many ways) similar to CakePHP (which I love) but with… Continue reading Riding on Rails

Developing with CakePHP: Creating a simple admin control panel

If you are like me, you prefer to have a specific url mapped to your applications control panel/backend etc. This is usually something along the lines of www.url.com/admin or www.url.com/cms. Normally during the CakePHP “bake” process, the system will ask you what you want your admin route to be (default “admin”). Once this has been… Continue reading Developing with CakePHP: Creating a simple admin control panel

PHP.js

This is something I came across a while ago, but it has really come in handy. It is a project that attempts to make many php functions available in javascript. As most php developers will at some point have to write some javascript, it is a very handy library. You can find it over at… Continue reading PHP.js

Last day of the month

Here’s one line of code to get the last day of a month: $last_day = date(‘t’, mktime(0, 0, 1, $month_variable, 1, $year_variable)); How much more difficult do you want it to be ???

Delving deeper into the PHP lake…testing if a variable exists in a list

As a PHP developer of almost four years now, I often still come across little problems in coding that make me do the good ol Google search to find the answer. (someday I will have memorised the entire PHP manual, but today is not that day ;-). Anyway today I was asked about how to… Continue reading Delving deeper into the PHP lake…testing if a variable exists in a list